Updating win xp
The decision to update unsupported OSes appears to have been driven by concerns about Windows vulnerabilities being exploited by state-backed hackers."In reviewing the updates for this month, some vulnerabilities were identified that pose elevated risk of cyber attacks by government organizations, sometimes referred to as nation-state actors or other copycat organizations," Microsoft's Hall said.The update addresses critical vulnerabilities Microsoft believes are connected to state-sponsored cyberattacks.However, Microsoft isn’t saying who disclosed this vulnerability or exactly what it was.It turns out unpatched Windows XP is a target of state-sponsored hackers.Microsoft began pulling back on Windows XP support in 2012, but it wasn’t until 2014 that security patches were halted.Since yesterday's patches were issued, Microsoft has confirmed to ZDNet that the updates fix the remaining unpatched vulnerabilities from the trove revealed by the Shadow Brokers.The company had previously said it would not fix these potential exploits as they only affected older, unsupported versions of Windows.
It’s entirely possible this is once again related to leaked NSA exploits.
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Microsoft says all Windows systems with automatic updates enabled will get the patch soon.
Anyone still running an XP box might have updates turned off seeing as there weren’t supposed to be any.